SoundStage Video

Posted by: Ian

SoundStage Video - 05/14/14 10:33 AM

A few weeks ago Doug Schneider from SoundStage came to Axiom with a professional video crew from Ottawa and we spent a day shooting footage around the factory. They have completed all the editing now to get down to a reasonable length. You can check out the final product here:



We would like to extend a big thanks to everyone from SoundStage for such an amazing job on the video. Doug is really putting in the effort to keep SoundStage at the forefront of quality in Audio Publication.

Your thoughts on the video would be appreciated.
Posted by: J. B.

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/14/14 11:43 AM

i like this video, with a small exception: while it's possible to watch it in 1080p, the full screen viewing button does not work and the window stays minimized.
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/14/14 12:10 PM

Great video.
I hope to take a tour someday.
Posted by: Andrew

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/14/14 12:26 PM

Originally Posted By: J. B.
i like this video, with a small exception: while it's possible to watch it in 1080p, the full screen viewing button does not work and the window stays minimized.


This is a common issue with embedded YouTube videos. If you click the little YouTube icon at the bottom of the screen it will open the video directly on YouTube. You can then maximize the screen. smile
Posted by: Philippe

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/14/14 05:34 PM

Well done, very nice video, you guys have everything to be proud off. Congratulation Axiom !
Posted by: FireGuy

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/14/14 08:19 PM

Extremely well done. This too exudes the passion that has sustained Axiom from the start.
Posted by: Crimson Wrath

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/15/14 01:11 AM

Nice little bit of background on Axiom's roots with Ian. Can't have enough footage of the M100s smile And yes, you CAN quantify what is good and what is bad in sound reproduction.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/15/14 12:37 PM

Wonderful video. Really captures the spirit of the people and the place.

Ian, I loved your articulation of the goal at the end. You've been extremely successful for me.

Can't wait to see you all again for the 35th Anniversary. (nudge, nudge).
Posted by: brwsaw

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/15/14 12:39 PM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttle

Can't wait to see you all again for the 35th Anniversary. (nudge, nudge).


2nd!
Posted by: Ajax

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/16/14 08:50 AM

Coherent, concise, and VERY classy.
Posted by: JBG

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/17/14 09:40 PM

Very nice video, well done
Posted by: Ian

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/18/14 06:06 PM

Hi Tom,

What do you think of September 12 and 13, 2015?

Cheers,
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/18/14 07:47 PM

Ian:

Is this directed at me & should it be a PM?

TAM
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/18/14 07:56 PM

Tom, I think it might have been me.

Ian, yes, please.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/18/14 07:57 PM

OK...

TAM
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/19/14 12:20 PM

The reason I replied above was that Ian & I discussed Sep 2015 via PM as well...

TAM
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/19/14 01:24 PM

Oh, Sorry. I thought it was in response to my umpteenth nudge.

The Axiom 30th Anniversary gave me some of the most joyful moments of my life, and I'm all-in for the 35th in 2015. Tom, I hope you will come or that we will find another way to get together, as I consistently enjoy and appreciate your posts.
Posted by: Ian

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/19/14 01:32 PM

Hi Tom,

It was in response to your nudge. I was talking to Vicki at Lumina the other day and we might be able to have the entire resort just for us that weekend. It will probably depend on how many of us there are but it sounds like it good be quite a few for 2015.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/19/14 01:46 PM

I'm overjoyed! Thank you, Ian!
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/19/14 01:59 PM

I have relatives in Ottawa (they've been thru the factory with me a couple of years ago) that I can perhaps use as a reason to go to Ontario for a visit. Since they are coming out here this summer, it will be our turn to go down there.

I wonder if they would miss me for that weekend?...

TAM
Posted by: Ian

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/19/14 02:44 PM

Hi Tom,

It is really beautiful on the lake in early September. Maybe they would all want to come for the weekend.

Cheers,
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/19/14 03:26 PM

Cool, more coercion tactics, ha!

They'll be here in as couple of weeks after taking the Rocky Mountaineer Train from Calgary to Vancouver & popping over here to VR Island afterwards. I can start the pressure then...

TAM
Posted by: a401classic

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 10:45 AM

Originally Posted By: brwsaw
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle

Can't wait to see you all again for the 35th Anniversary. (nudge, nudge).


2nd!


Motion passed!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 10:52 AM

You forgot the "All in favor?" voice vote.

I think we'd all be yelling "AYE!"

Aye no aye wood!
Posted by: a401classic

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 11:52 AM

I was trying to eliminate the unnecessary parts of Robert's Rules, you know, for those times when one knows what the outcome will be wink
Posted by: BobKay

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 12:06 PM

Of course I'd like to do it again, but we can we do it with different people this time? I'll send Lampy as my surrogate. And you?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 12:49 PM

Charles is coming in my place.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 12:53 PM

Damn, I was planning on him replacing Mark. Can you pick again?
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 01:01 PM

Well, I can probably get Sean to do it.

Where are WE going while our surrogates head to the great white north?
Posted by: medic8r

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 01:46 PM

I'll send Randy (SirQuack to you n00bs).
Posted by: BobKay

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 02:11 PM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Well, I can probably get Sean to do it.

Where are WE going while our surrogates head to the great white north?


Good question! Let's all meet at Onn's house; the one that rosewood built.
Posted by: fredk

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 02:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Ian
Hi Tom,

It was in response to your nudge. I was talking to Vicki at Lumina the other day and we might be able to have the entire resort just for us that weekend. It will probably depend on how many of us there are but it sounds like it good be quite a few for 2015.

shocked
I'm in. Or was aye? Or maybe AEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Oh, CV is in too. Tom can put him on the luggage rack of his Mercedes.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 02:46 PM

Ah, traveling a la Romney. Nice.
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 02:48 PM


I'm sending a bag of potatoes in my place. I thought you guys would prefer the conversation.
Posted by: fredk

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 02:50 PM

Mark S. Johnson. The original Idaho Baker.
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 03:01 PM

I hadn't really considered driving, but it's only about 2,500 miles. In that context, stopping by to pick up CV is easy.

No luggage rack, though.

Things-you-made-me-learn-today: It appears that Axiom, Toronto and Montreal are all SOUTH of Seattle. Hunh.

Fred, I'm really eager to see you again!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 03:04 PM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
Ah, traveling a la Romney. Nice.


Don't feel bad. Someone got the reference. As soon as I find out who it was, I'll let you know.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 03:37 PM

I'm glad Tom's flying. At least this way, he won't have to hose CV down when he inevitably soils himself up there.
Posted by: fredk

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
I hadn't really considered driving, but it's only about 2,500 miles. In that context, stopping by to pick up CV is easy.

No luggage rack, though.

perhaps a CV hood ornament then? Ya gots to be creative. grin
Quote:

Fred, I'm really eager to see you again!

Likewise. You know, I'm even looking forward to seeing Bob again. You can bring Lampy as a buddy Bob. No need for surrogates.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 04:06 PM

Oh, everybody always wants me to attend this or that so there will ALWAYS be someone in perfect condition to drive----and owns an 8-seat vehicle. How thinly veiled; how thinly veiled.
Posted by: fredk

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/20/14 04:13 PM

You'll be picking up Mark along the way then. Excellent!
Posted by: Murph

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 07:35 AM

Can I stay in that house directly across the lake from Ian's. I'm pretty sure she invited me over last time.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 08:29 AM

I found the invitation. I'm impressed - it was very sneaky of her to put the personalized part to you in Japanese so that only you could read it. Well, I'm sure Charles could read it also. Maybe she wanted him to join us at the homecoming as well?

Posted by: Ajax

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 09:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Ian
Hi Tom,

It was in response to your nudge. I was talking to Vicki at Lumina the other day and we might be able to have the entire resort just for us that weekend. It will probably depend on how many of us there are but it sounds like it good be quite a few for 2015.

COUNT ME IN! (Assuming I'm still alive.)
Posted by: CatBrat

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 09:34 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson

I'm sending a bag of potatoes in my place. I thought you guys would prefer the conversation.


I may do the same.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 09:49 AM

I bet they look like this, right?

Posted by: BobKay

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 09:52 AM

I wonder how Dan Qualye would spell "catato?"
Posted by: BobKay

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 09:55 AM

This began as IAN"S thread to introduce the Soundstage video.

It was hijacked before the end of the first page!

How egalitarian is that?!?!
Posted by: medic8r

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 10:07 AM

ALL YOUR THREAD ARE BELONG TO US
Posted by: Ray3

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 01:00 PM

Nobody asked, but hey - I'd love to do this again. As long as we don't have to listen to Hotel California another 3,508 times.

Maybe we could consider skipping the factory altogether and just meet at Ian's dock and drink for 3 days.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 01:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Ray3
Nobody asked, but ...

We never do, yet you keep answering. Some guys can't take a hint.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 02:39 PM

Posted by: BBIBH

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 04:56 PM

I am in as well, as long as Murph brings his legendary moonshine...
Posted by: Ray3

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
Originally Posted By: Ray3
Nobody asked, but ...

We never do, yet you keep answering. Some guys can't take a hint.


That's just....hurtful. None of Mark's potatoes for you!!!


Bob, I need a hug
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 07:04 PM

Posted by: bluray

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 10:09 PM

This is great. Only disappointment is not having a few words from Brent and Noreen. They are so effective at interacting with customers. Both are an absolute joy to deal with. As Ian said, the staff is everything.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/21/14 10:19 PM

Discussed with the wife today a trip in Sep next year to Dwight. We have it marked on our calendar.

Perhaps we'll bring along some in-laws that live in Ontario for a weekend at the lake that hopefully may turn into customers, ha!

TAM
Posted by: CV

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/22/14 12:34 AM

I guess I need to actually get a passport this time around.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/22/14 02:43 AM

Yup, it wasn't as easy as it used to be.

We just renewed ours for 10 years - probably will be our final ones...

TAM
Posted by: Boltron

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/22/14 09:54 AM

I'm in!
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/22/14 04:19 PM

My wife just put in charge of renewing our passports.
Posted by: Ray3

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/22/14 05:14 PM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttle



grin
Posted by: BobKay

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/23/14 12:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Ray3
Originally Posted By: medic8r
Originally Posted By: Ray3
Nobody asked, but ...

We never do, yet you keep answering. Some guys can't take a hint.


That's just....hurtful. None of Mark's potatoes for you!!!


Bob, I need a hug


Careful, that's how I got started. I know, it seems innocent enough, but...
Posted by: BobKay

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/23/14 12:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Ray3
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle



grin


Each time Bill enters a room and turns to the TV and sees that guy, he breaks out laughing.
Posted by: medic8r

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/23/14 09:10 AM

Originally Posted By: BobKay
Each time Bill enters a room and turns to the TV and sees that guy, he breaks out laughing.

Me, too. Because of Ray and happy memories. Aw, dang it, I can't quit you, Ray, here comes your hug!
Posted by: MarkSJohnson

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/23/14 02:43 PM

I don't even know who the meme is, though I never see any movies that matter, either.
Posted by: fredk

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/23/14 03:22 PM

JP, I think Mark is angling for a hug too.

If it makes you feel any better Mark, I have no idea who that dude is either.
Posted by: Ray3

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/23/14 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: BobKay
Originally Posted By: Ray3
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle



grin


Each time Bill enters a room and turns to the TV and sees that guy, he breaks out laughing.


Well of COURSE he does!!!!
Posted by: Ray3

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/23/14 03:39 PM

Originally Posted By: fredk
JP, I think Mark is angling for a hug too.

If it makes you feel any better Mark, I have no idea who that dude is either.


The guy is Giorgio Tsoukalos, producer of the TV show Ancient Aliens. Seems like everytime a question comes up on Ancient Aliens that asks if it is possible that ancient aliens were responsible for something, his unabashed stock answers are 1) Yes, it is, and 2) Well, of COURSE it is!

This guy is as single-minded focused as that idiot PR guy that Saddam Hussein was using on TV who kept saying everything is fine and we are kicking the American's butts as tanks U.S. tanks were rolling down the street towards him in the background.
Posted by: Ray3

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/23/14 03:40 PM

Originally Posted By: medic8r
Originally Posted By: BobKay
Each time Bill enters a room and turns to the TV and sees that guy, he breaks out laughing.

Me, too. Because of Ray and happy memories. Aw, dang it, I can't quit you, Ray, here comes your hug!



Thanks ya big husky!
Posted by: BobKay

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/23/14 05:28 PM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
My wife just put in charge of renewing our passports.


Peter, I'm sorry. I meant to ask this yesterday. Did you inadvertently omit "got" before "put," or "me" before "in?"

Your answer will lead to other questions, like, "Why did this happen?," or "To whom should we assign blame?"

Your clarification will be as greatly appreciated as it will be telling.

Thank you.
Posted by: pmbuko

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/29/14 04:53 PM

She put me in charge of the passports. She was saddled with the job last time we all went to Canada (BC) in 2006. The good news is, only the kids passports need renewing. The bad news is, since they're under 16, it must be done in person. frown
Posted by: tomtuttle

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/29/14 09:22 PM

With both parents present, I think.
Posted by: BobKay

Re: SoundStage Video - 05/29/14 10:02 PM

Originally Posted By: pmbuko
She put me in charge of the passports. She was saddled with the job last time we all went to Canada (BC) in 2006. The good news is, only the kids passports need renewing. The bad news is, since they're under 16, it must be done in person. frown


Can't you leave the kids with Ray and pick them up on the way home?
Posted by: MichaelTrottar

Re: SoundStage Video - 06/18/14 02:46 AM

I am in as well, provided that Murph delivers his famous moonshine...
Posted by: Murph

Re: SoundStage Video - 06/18/14 08:20 AM

Saddly, I'm not 100% sure I'm going. I really want to but I'm not sure it's in the cards. My wife and I don't travel nearly enough and although it should be a simple thing to convince her she would enjoy such a beautiful area, she still see it as an expensive "me only" trip.

I can understand that. She would rather we spend the cash on a trip where the total focus is for both of us and that does make sense. I just need to show her more pictures of all the Muskoka beauty as it is exactly the type of outdoor oriented place we like to vacation in.

The last one turned out to be "fated", if I believed in that sort of thing. I ended up having to go to a conference in super nearby Deerhurst just two days after the date of the Axiom gathering. I couldn't believe it when I looked at Google Maps just for fun and the two places were side by side.

Don't count me out yet though. I might have to stay across the lake at Shenia's if the bookings fill up though. That would be a shame.
Posted by: Ian

Re: SoundStage Video - 06/18/14 04:55 PM

Hi Murph,

You might want to consider coming earlier in the week; perhaps the Monday before. That way you have most of the time with just the two of you in one of the most beautiful areas of Canada with the get together just being a few days at the end.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: SoundStage Video - 06/18/14 05:30 PM

I paid for the deposit for 4 Adults today.

Actually 2 of us are retired pilots so perhaps we should get the 'Children Rates', ha!

TAM
Posted by: Murph

Re: SoundStage Video - 06/19/14 07:59 AM

Thanks Ian!
I know she would enjoy it there for sure. In fact, she may never leave. So I'm working on it. (The trip part, not the never leaving, heheheh.)
Posted by: Ian

Re: SoundStage Video - 06/19/14 09:39 PM

Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
I paid for the deposit for 4 Adults today.

Actually 2 of us are retired pilots so perhaps we should get the 'Children Rates', ha!

TAM


Perhaps a float plane for the weekend would be a good idea. That will be at least 3 of us pilots that can take people on sightseeing flights.
Posted by: dakkon

Re: SoundStage Video - 06/19/14 11:04 PM

Are the deposits refundable? i did not see any mention one way or the other.

I ask due to time frame involved. Incase something comes up between now and then.
Posted by: a401classic

Re: SoundStage Video - 06/20/14 08:40 AM

Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
With both parents present, I think.


We just renewed our son's passport and both parents were NOT required to be there.
However, since he was going to Ecuador without either of us, we had to get notarized letters (for him to go and come back with another adult) with both of us signing at the same time.
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: SoundStage Video - 06/21/14 10:48 PM

Ian:

It's been a decade since I last sat 'up front' so I don't think that I would have many takers to go flying with me.

Hell, I wouldn't even go up with me, ha!

TAM
Posted by: fredk

Re: SoundStage Video - 06/22/14 08:27 PM

Originally Posted By: exlabdriver
Ian:

It's been a decade since I last sat 'up front' so I don't think that I would have many takers to go flying with me.

Hell, I wouldn't even go up with me, ha!

TAM

Hell, I'd go flying with you. Can I wear a parachute?
Posted by: exlabdriver

Re: SoundStage Video - 06/22/14 10:52 PM

Sure - as long as I have one too, ha!

I wore one for many years & thankfully never had the misfortune to ride one down...

TAM
Posted by: Socketman

Re: SoundStage Video - 06/23/14 09:22 PM

Ian. Any plans for on ceiling or in ceiling speakers for use with atmos.??Perhaps something wireless . Small digital amps and have the power connections daisy chained.